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Hello Stranger!!!

My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire. WoW! It has been way too long. Let me tell you. I have had my ups, downs, plateaus and you name it Idunnit! I am finally back on track again. Talk about a couple of months hiatus. I guess i’m the typical dieter/exerciser. I had put back on some weight with bad eating and no moving around. I will say that school started and i had nowhere to go. I sleep in my car because rent is too expensive, shower at the beach park late at night and yada yada yada. Cry me a river. I have been so exhausted these last 8 weeks. The semester flew by but without mercy. I took ten credits these last six weeks and they were heavy-loaded classes with their fair share of paper writing, researching, and reading. I’m talking by the truckloads. I don’t get but a few hours of sleep at night which is also not good for healthy living or weightloss. Maybe on a good night I will scratch four hours. I’m up a lot because there are tweakers and drug addicts about 200 ft. from where I park. Not too close but I wake up a lot to make sure no one is snooping around the car. I actually fell asleep in the beach bathroom changing my clothes once. I opened my eyes and it was morning. Whoops……..so anyway i am consistently back in the gym lifting like a man possessed and just starting swimming again. It feels great to be in the pool again. I have been looking for my camera and realize it is gone. I fly to Texas to see my children and wife so I will take a few pics there and post. It’s time to get back on track with this blog and let her rip! It’s time to get to my destination where I will maintain myself for the rest of my life. My goal? 60 more pounds and we’ll see how I feel and look and if I want more. My goal is to be able to run down the basketball court without tiring in two months. I believe this is possible. I believe I can. It’s gonna happen. To all my followers, thank you for your beautiful comments. I appreciate you and your support. Lets get back on the train and complete this leg of the journey. Aloha to all and my love to all and i will be posting regularly from today on. Expect pics taken by my wife by next week! Aloha!


My First Blog Award!


My First Blog Award!

Posted on October 1, 2011 by iwannabeaskinnyaire 


Thank you so much for nominating my blog for an award I did not even know existed until now!   I am such a greenie having just started my blog a few short weeks ago.  I want to shout a big awesome “Thank You” and “You Rock” appreciation yell to the wonderful youasamachine blogger with her stellar blogging style of fantastic information and tips on health and fitness.  Truly inspiring.  Last, but definitely not least, another “Thank You” and “You Rock” shout out to Jerry Keusch of  TheFourRooms blog which I have enjoyed reading and am trying to do as we speak.  And of course to WordPress.com for this wonderful opportunity to have a voice, even as small and insignificant as mine, be heard and hopefully can be related to.

Now, for the seven things about myself that I would like to share with you all.

!.  I am the son of a double race.  My father is Hawaiian and my mother is Caucasian, and I was raised on the beautiful island of Hawaii.

2.  I am self-taught bilingual.  I can read/write/speak spanish fluently and of course my native tongue is English.

3.  I once met the niece of Butch Cassidy.   She proved it to me by comparing a picture of Butch Cassidy on a video cassette cover to her nephew’s photo.  They could have been the same person, they were so identical.

4.  I absolutely love cheesecake, especially when the crust is shortbread!

5.  I have swam with fish and sea turtles in Punalu’u bay at black sand beach on the Big Island (Hawaii).

6.  I used to be a stenographer (Court Reporter) and could write (type) 285 words per minute.

7.  I am directly related to the greatest female tennis player, Helen Wills….my grandmother’s maiden name is Wills.

8.  I have a crooked 2nd toe on my right foot that hooks to the right….weird!

9.  Whoops…..looks like I all ready did seven.

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:

  1. Thank the person(s) who gave you the Award and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Pass this Award along to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about their nomination.
Let’s move on and present the 15 Blogs with their nominations…drum roll please.
(and in no particular order).

Jalapenos are our friends……

Food for thought

Hello.  My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire.  I thought I would blog this first blog today with some of the recipes, food substitutions and additions I have done to make better my eating repertoire for both nutrition and taste.  I cook in bulk and a lot to taste since you can tweak it to your liking.  I love this dish I made last night because of the flavor and also it is so healthy for you.  Just natural foods and peppers.  Hot peppers are known to assist in boosting your metabolism and helping increase your fat-burning capabilities.  Follow the link to read up on the benefits of hot peppers.



Chicken chile rojo

5 lbs. chicken thighs

2 onions cut to your liking

6-8 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed and diced

8 tomatoes diced

3 Tbsp. cumin

salt and pepper to taste

1 bunch of cilantro

1 whole lime

4 poblano peppers (optional)

You can roast the garlic and peppers or not.  I did not.  To make it easy I used a large, deep pan with a little saffron oil (your preference) and put the chicken thighs in whole.  I let them cook for five minutes per side before flipping over to other side.  I diced up all the peppers, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and after the chicken has been cooking for about ten minutes,(also to allow me to prep the veggies), I added it to the pan.  You can also put all of it in a blender with cilantro included and puree and pour in pan to make it ten times easier.  Add 5 cups of chicken stock.  I even added one can of tomato sauce….its to your liking.  Cook down until chicken comes apart without effort.  Then, it is ready!  Squeeze lime juice all over and stir in.  Can serve over rice, spanish rice or tortillas.  I just made white rice and added a tomato chicken bullion cube to the pot while it cooked.  Yummy and healthy! 






My own recipe for chicken chile rojo



Curry, smoothies and salads…..oh my!

Raspberry smoothie!

Hello.  My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire.  I woke up yesterday and had a wonderful feeling in my knee.  Let me tell you….the sun was slowly coming out to allow our night’s rainfall, which was much needed, cool our morning air.  There’s nothing like walking outside and actually smelling the plants and flowers instead of the pavement and pollution.  Rain washes down the earth, even cleansing the sky.  Even the plants perk up, looking more vibrant and alive and the smells of the flowers and the cool air invigorate one’s soul.  The air was not heavily laden with summer’s usual companion, humidity.  Yesterday was a great day. 

Up, up and away………….

My knee was feeling a million times better.  Much of the stiffness had left me, leaving me nearly pain free.  I would still be cautious with it, but, I would still do my workout with everything I had.  I decided to do a 25-minute workout with the Biggest Loser Cardio workout DVD with Bob Harper.  Let me tell you, for 25 minutes , all you do are squats and lunges.  That’s it.  And, you do them at a good speed the entire time.  Let’s just say sweating is not the correct word for this rendezvous.  Its more like peeing out of every pore in your body.  Literally.  Even though my knee was still slightly tender, lunges and squats done with strict technique strengthens my legs and actually helps my knee to feel better.  That’s because I am building the muscle around my knee to help support and stabilize it so it takes pressure off the joint by strengthening it.  There are also a few exercises you can do to strengthen your knees without putting pressure on them.


Yesterday morning I ate a bowl of homemade yogurt with homemade granola and some preserves.  Yummy!  This morning I had a half cup of white rice and one cup of authentic chicken curry.  So delicious, so tasty and so healthy for you.  We also made the Biggest Loser raspberry smoothie.  Make sure to look under my next blog today for the curry recipe and smoothie recipe

Indian chicken curry!

 under my recipes section found at the top of my blog homepage.  Last night for dinner, I had half a lemon and herb chicken and a salad with two tablespoons of light Ranch dressing.  Ahhh, so delish!!!

One week free pass to Life Time Fitness…….

I signed up for a one week free pass to Life Time Fitness so today I will be seeing an associate and after that, it’s on.  They have a rock-climbing wall, indoor and outdoor pools, weight area, cardio area, and much more.  I hear they are pretty awesome so I’m pretty excited to go.  I will definitely be taking advantage this week and doing a lot of swimming and kicking, lots of treadmill and lots of weight training.  I can’t wait and I will absolutely post pics…….Happy sweating!!!!!